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Old 07-11-17, 09:50 AM
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110 Outlet

No power to two bedroom light sockets not a breaker problem have found a nearby 110 receptacle in a metal box with the tester it lights up only when I touch the positive to the Box itself or to the ground copper wire
 
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It could be a lost neutral. Try to find the closest junction box.
 
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Old 07-11-17, 11:18 AM
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A little punctuation in your posts would help us decipher things better as well.
 
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Old 07-11-17, 11:26 AM
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There is no 110V in the US anymore. All 120V now.

Outlets are often separate from lighting.

Agree, sounds like a neutral may have come loose.
 
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Old 07-11-17, 01:54 PM
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Pull outlet out from wall and move any back stabbed wires to screws and and redo any wire nut connections. If not there do the same to last working outlet..
 
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Old 07-11-17, 05:14 PM
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it lights up only when I touch the positive to the Box itself or to the ground copper wire
No positive or negative with AC power. What kind of tester. If a non contact tester it is useless for real testing.
 
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Outlets are often separate from lighting.
That's the way it should be. I can't count the times that I found that not to be the case.
 
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Old 07-11-17, 06:51 PM
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Yeah, I was thinking he had said it was a pretty old house often NOT the case then...different thread.
 
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Old 07-12-17, 01:04 PM
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Thanks everyone! I found the problem. It was a loose neutral.
 
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Old 07-12-17, 04:25 PM
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Good work. Thanks for letting us know.
 
 

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